s2e41 Peak Television Pt. II

Dan wraps up his meanderings on the Discovery Channel.

Sources (for parts I & II)

Contemporary news writeup

http://www.businessinsider.com/discovery-channel-crashes-jet-on-purpose-2012-10


Timline

https://30yearsofdiscovery.com/


History of Discovery Corporation

https://www.referenceforbusiness.com/history2/74/Discovery-Communications-Inc.html



Runner up for Peak TV - the Shatner Rocket Man cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lul-Y8vSr0I&feature=youtu.be&t=51


Clickbait about shark week

https://qz.com/249615/the-sad-devolution-of-discovery-channel/


Discovery Return to Roots

https://www.motherjones.com/media/2015/11/racing-extinction-climate-change-discovery-john-hoffman/


Revision3 Aquisition

https://web.archive.org/web/20120508085119/http://revision3.com/blog/2012/05/03/discovery-communications-to-acquire-top-digital-video-provider-revision3/

http://allthingsd.com/20120503/discovery-gets-a-web-video-arm-courtesy-of-revision-3/


The Logo

https://www.logaster.com/blog/discovery-channel-logo/


“Discovery Channel”, in Lyrics

https://genius.com/search?q=discovery%20channel


Kids these days don’t know what it’s like to do it like they do on the discovery channel

https://www.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/4a3xa7/there_is_a_whole_generation_who_will_hear/


FCC cable history

https://www.fcc.gov/media/engineering/cable-television



Founding

https://web.archive.org/web/20170704094501/http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/washingtonpost/doc/307030733.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Jun%2019,%201988&author=Martie%20Zad&pub=The%20Washington%20Post%20(pre-1997%20Fulltext)&edition=&startpage=&desc=The%20Discovery%20Channel;%20Science,%20Nature,%20Adventure%20and%20Animals%20That%20Bite


The Crocodile Hunter

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/The_Crocodile_Hunter


Shows

https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/

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